The 501C is primarily for advanced amateur photographers and aspiring professionals who want to enjoy medium format photography and be assured of complete professional performance, reliability and image quality. Though many pros taking advantage & utilised the package offered as a good back-up system.
It is a camera that allows to grow with you. The Hasselblad 501C can the ideal camera to start with. Yet it is also a camera to turn to when you are ready to develop your photographic skills further. The design is simple, and because it is fully mechanical it requires no batteries.
The best advantage is attractively priced. Hasselblad camera package complete with Planar C 80mm f/2.8 lens and A12 film magazine, clearly is the best investment in a medium format camera system. The Lens shutter permits Flash sync up to 1/500 sec with all CF lenses provides complete freedom for creating the desired lighting ratio between flash and ambient light, it's a wedding and outdoor photographers' delight.
Fast manual film advance and simplified operation with all operating controls arranged by design, function from a working photographers point of view.